Rdm Server Benefits From Business Intelligence Software

Rdm Server Benefits From Business Intelligence Software – Birdstep Technology contract with Cognos Inc

Birdstep Technology has announced that Cognos has renewed its four-year contract to deploy Birdstep’s RDM Server database technology.

Cognos (NASDAQ:COGN)(TSE:CSN), a world leader in business intelligence (BI), delivers software that helps companies improve business performance by enabling effective decision-making at all levels of the organization. A forerunner in defining the BI software category, Cognos delivers the next level of competitive advantage — Corporate Performance Management (CPM) — achieved through the strategic application of BI on an enterprise scale. Cognos delivers its products to more than 20,000 customers globally. Birdstep’s RDM Server is deployed in modules within Cognos’ BI product family, such as the Cognos Upfront.

“Birdstep’s RDM Server performs well and is widely deployed on many of our customer’s machines around the world,” said John Vandervay, vice president of foundation services for Cognos. “Rather than build our own database, Birdstep saves us time and resources by providing a high performance, reliable solution that can be easily embedded in our BI products.”

RDM Server is an embeddable client/server database management system that is optimized for providing high-speed access to business-critical information. It offers a cost-effective, scalable and near-zero maintenance solution for developers of embedded applications in diverse industries and markets such as financial services, telecommunications and e-business applications.

“Developing a proprietary database requires a significant investment in development time, engineering resources and funds,” said Hans-Arne L’orange, chief executive officer of Birdstep. “Our customers come to us to avoid a costly development process for the design, implementation and verification of sophisticated database systems.”

About Cognos

Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence (BI), delivers software that helps companies improve business performance by enabling effective decision-making at all levels of the organization. A forerunner in defining the BI software category, Cognos delivers the next level of competitive advantage — Corporate Performance Management (CPM) — achieved through the strategic application of BI on an enterprise scale.

For more information, visit http://www.cognos.com.

About Birdstep Technology

Birdstep Technology was founded in Oslo, Norway in 1996 and is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) under ticker “BIRD.” The company has approximately 80 employees in Oslo and Seattle. Birdstep’s small footprint, high performance database technologies combined with its wireless roaming and access software enables companies to build innovative solutions for embedded systems and the Mobile Internet. Birdstep makes your information accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device and on any infrastructure.

For more information, visit http://www.birdstep.com or call 858/792-4974.

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